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    Report: Does Warren Buffett's dealership acquisition foreshadow Chinese car sales in US?

    The US auto dealer industry recently saw a huge shakeup when Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway investment company bought Van Tuyl Group, the country's largest privately owned network of showrooms, for an undisclosed sum. Assuming the deal's regulatory success, it immediately made Buffet one of ...

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    Report: China's BYD electric bus factory comes online in California

    Electric bus production has finally begun in California. Chinese electric automaker BYD recently completed its first two vehicles at its new factory in Lancaster, CA. They will be joining the fleet of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority in Los Angles County. According to Bloomberg, the BYD ...

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    Report: China's BYD pledges to sell cars in America in 2015

    Chinese automakers have been making noise about entering the North American market for years, stretching back a decade or more. A combination of factors – from the disjointed nature of the Chinese auto industry to lingering quality issues – have kept that from happening, but the day ...

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    Video: New Chinese car can be driven by remote control

    The successor to the BYD F3 has gone through a couple of name changes on its way to production, finally settling on Su Rui, but its USP has been locked in since the beginning: remote control operation. That's right, a full-sized, road-legal sedan that can be driven by remote control. Of course, ...

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    Report: Daimler and BYD team up to create Denza brand in China

    It's been two years since the union between Mercedes-Benz and BYD, and now the first fruits of that labor are about to be unveiled. The joint venture will sell a line of electric vehicles under the Denza brand name, starting with the E6 built on the platform from the first-generation ...

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    Report: China's BYD opening U.S. headquarters today

    Chinese automaker BYD is set to open its North American headquarters in Los Angeles today. The company says that the office will add around 150 jobs to the area, including engineering and management positions. In addition, the manufacturer has announced a partnership with Hertz that will see BYD ...

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    Ailing BYD prepares for layoffs in China

    Sometimes building the dream involves a little un-building and renovation. Such is the case with China's BYD (an acronym for Build Your Dreams) that, two years ago, made Warren Buffet a billion dollars in profit and made its chairman Wang Chuanfu the richest man in China, but by the end of last ...

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    BYD raises $219 million in China IPO

    Chinese automaker BYD raised a less-than-stellar 1.42 billion yuan ($219 million U.S. at the current exchange rate) in its initial public offering in Shenzhen, China late last week. Analysts say that BYD's IPO was weighed down by weak investor sentiment and worries over the automaker's poor ...

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    WikiLeaks reveals disturbing business practices of Buffett's BYD

    2009 BYD F3DM – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Are Chinese cars nothing more than cheap copies of other automaker's products in other parts of the world? That's a question that's been asked rather widely for the last several years as the numbers of large Chinese automakers has ...

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    BYD: Want to sell our cars? Sell our light bulbs too!

    BYD E6 at 2011 Detroit Motor Show – Click above for high-res image gallery
    China automaker BYD is in no hurry to launch in the States, and it shows in its plan. BYD has been displaying cars at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for three years now, and it originally ...

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    Report: BYD to unveil Lexus RX-influenced S6 hybrid in Detroit

    BYD S6 DM – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Whenever we hear that a Chinese automaker is working on a vehicle that's "influenced" by some other successful model from an established global company, we wince a little. After all, we've seen quite a few less-than-convincing attempts to ...

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    BYD bringing electric E6 to U.S. in 2010 2011?

    BYD e6 electric MPV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When Chinese automaker BYD's E6 electric crossover hit the stage at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the ambitious automaker announced that the vehicle's production schedule was on track and that U.S. deliveries would get ...

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    Big Trouble in Little China: BYD profit falls 99 percent

    Wang Chan Fu, BYD Chairman
    Warren Buffet-backed BYD is in trouble. The Chinese automaker saw profits fall by an astounding 99 percent in the third quarter. The fall was the second largest among the 982 stocks that make up the MSCI Asia Pacific Index. The company saw sales fall by a hefty 25 ...

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    China reportedly adding big incentives for hybrid, electric purchases

    Geely Emgrand plug-in hybrid – Click above for high-res image gallery
    If you pay them, they will come. At least that's the philosophy China is applying to the electric car business these days. The people's republic is set to roll out new pilot programs in four of its largest cities aimed at ...

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    China's Great Wall looking to expand sales to third European country

    While Brilliance takes its leave of the European market for product unbecoming, another Chinese manufacturer, Great Wall, is planning to penetrate further into Europe. The company has been in global markets for about ten years and expects to ship 60,000 vehicles internationally this year, a ...

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    Report: China's BYD to locate U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles

    BYD e6 electric MPV – Click above for high-res image gallery
    BYD – an acronym for Build Your Dreams – wants to be a star on the American auto scene, and the Chinese maker of cars, batteries and solar cells is setting up shop in Los Angeles to do it. With LA Mayor Villaraigosa ...

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    Rumor Squashed: Maybach not for sale, to BYD or anyone else

    Maybach Zeppelin 62 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Fear not – it turns out Maybach won't be the next fabled automaker to be handed off to Chinese buyers. Rumors that the hyper-luxury mark was up for bid have officially been dismantled by Daimler. Just yesterday, we heard ...

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    Rumormill: BYD interested in buying Maybach from Mercedes?!

    Maybach Zeppelin 62 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to one of China's largest auto-related websites, BYD is interested is acquiring the Maybach brand from Mercedes-Benz within the next few years. The site, is reporting that an undisclosed official from BYD ...

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    Will a Chinese or Indian automaker scrap the traditional dealer model?

    BYD E6 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    With the possible exception of a trip to the dentist, visiting a car dealership is the least pleasant activity in which we participate. Unless you walk in with mound of cash, you can be sure that using their cruel four square method, U.S. dealers ...

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    Report: China officially eclipsed U.S. as world's largest car market in 2009

    What's that Bruce Springsteen song? "Glory Days?" You know where this is going, and if you don't, take a seat. America is no longer the largest auto market in the world. The People's Republic of China is. Mao would be so... proud is not the right word. Here's the specifics. Before we start, ...


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